Terence McKenna: Novelty Theory, Timewave Zero, and the 2012 Singularity

Have you heard of Terence McKenna?  He experimented with psychedelic drugs for his shamanic experiences and advocated their use back in the second half of the 20th century (he made his transition in 2000).  He was also a student of the I-Ching.  Based on the I-Ching, he developed the “novelty theory”of time-space and the concept of timewave zero singularity in 2012.

We are on the brink of possibilities that will make us literally unrecognizable to ourselves and those possibilities will be realized, not in the next thousand years but in the next 20 years because the acceleration of invention and novelty and information transfer is at this point so rapid. … Our planet is on a collision course with something that we, at our present state of knowledge, don’t have a word for. A black hole is simply a gravitationally massive object, so massive that no light can leave it. What I’m talking about is something like that, except that it isn’t so much gravitationally massive as temporally massive. We are soon to be sucked into the body of eternity. My model points to 11:18 am, Greenwich Mean Time, December 21, 2012 AD. (From an interview “Approaching Timewave Zero” by Terence McKenna, in Magical Blend Magazine, Issue 44, November 1994)

Also check out this two-part presentation by McKenna on the possible nature of reality:
•  Story Time, Part 1 of 2
•  Story Time, Part 2 of 2

What do you think?

What do you wish to do next on the path?

About Marc of Contemplative Pathways

Marc teaches contemplative meditation in the context of "contemporary mysticism" under the style of "Contemplative Pathways." His spiritual work is backed by a profound understanding of mystical teachings and the mystical life, that is rooted in fifty (50) years of personal study, practice and spiritual unfoldment (inner realization and spiritual experience).  In the course of his spiritual journey, he has received the gifts of mystical discernment and spiritual transmission. Marc has been conducting classes and meetings on contemporary mysticism and meditation at the San Francisco Bay Area for over fifteen years, usually in a classroom, lecture, seminar, workshop, online meeting, or group practice setting. He has facilitated study groups and workshops for centering/contemplative meditation practice meetings since the 1980s. Marc's teaching work meaningfully shifts consciousness in students through the process of spiritual transmission and mystical transformation.  He enables others to embark on the spiritual journey by understanding the Truth teaching and by living its principles in their daily lives. His methodology of instruction is divinely inspired and firmly rooted in pure, authentic mysticism.  Marc's approach to the subject of contemporary mysticism is essentially nondenominational, nonsectarian, culturally interfaith, transreligious, definitively unitive, and unequivocally nondualistic. Within the context of the great shift in consciousness presently occurring all over the planet, Marc’s work focuses on individual and collective spiritual instruction and transformation. He promotes the practice of contemplation or meditation as the vehicle for spiritual transcendence and ascension to the higher dimensions of mystical consciousness. His other contributions to worldwide spiritual awakening and the global contemplative movement include spiritual mentoring, spiritual direction, and spiritual healing work. Marc is firmly committed to the vision of a global spiritual awakening and the divine promise of humanity’s mystical illumination. His brand of mysticism is the only true contemporary mysticism born of 21st century illumination and spirituality.  
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5 Responses to Terence McKenna: Novelty Theory, Timewave Zero, and the 2012 Singularity

  1. Shachar says:

    That’s very interesting Marc.
    So what do you think that would look like? How would Dec 22 be?
    I have a feeling we will not see much difference, we’ll keep on cutting wood and carrying water… What’s your take on it?


    • Thank you for your comments.

      You’re probably already aware I’ve added text material and embedded supplemental video to my recent blogs and posts which address your questions. Nevertheless, let me restate what I have written in my blog that the projections for December of next year is already happening this year, right now. We are presently going through the anticipated events of December 2012.

      How things will look like depends on the individual’s state and stage of consciousness. Upon attaining moksha or spiritual liberation, every awakened individual becomes totally free to determine his/her set of life experiences, no longer to be bound in the collective experience of the human condition by the dominant collective race consciousness of the human species.

      For the graduates, there will be no more wood to cut or water to carry, in the cosmic realization that they are the very wood they were cutting as well as the very water they were carrying. There is no woodcutter separate and apart from the wood, nor is there a water bearer separate and apart from the water. Duality ceases in the light of realized Oneness.

      Again, thank you for your post.


  2. michael says:

    thank you for this written answer to the question , it was well said – i finally get it after 6 years of trying to understand this stuff. Thank you


    • You are most welcome, Michael.

      Mystics say that: That which we seek is seeking us as much as we are seeking it. I believe the same can be said of you, and that the answer or understanding you have been seeking for six years has found you at last. 😉

      If you happen to live in or visit the S.F. Bay area, drop by our ongoing weekly Thursday evening class for fellowship, meditation and more illumination.

      Peace to you in our oneness.



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